CARTEK FiA RAIN LIGHT

More than just a Rain Light

FiA Rain Lights

INTRODUCTION

LED Rain Lights

CARTEK have been producing electronic safety equipment for the motorsport industry for over 10 years and were the first company to produce a rain light to the 2008 FiA specification in accordance with Technical List No: 19.

Tested by BSi and homologated by the FiA in 2010 this light meets all requirements including minimum size, light intensity, viewing angle, heat resistance and prolonged use reliability. The design has also been made robust to withstand the harsh environment of the race car whilst maintaining a small size and low weight.

USED BY MAJOR MANUFACTURERS

Designed to be one of the strongest and most reliable  –  Cartek FiA Rain Lights are a popular choice with major manufacturers.

Aston Martin

Porsche

V8 Supercars

Audi

KTM

Ford

Fog and Rain Lights

ALL-INKL World Rallycross Team

HAZARD WARNING FEATURES

Cartek realised that the full potential of Rain Lights was never being used. Instead of just being used for wet races the Rain Light could also be used as a hazard warning device. Our Rain Lights can help prevent rear-end shunts by alerting drivers of a stationary or slow moving car.

When to use it:

OFF – Clear track. ON – Wet race, poor visibility. HAZARD – Stalled on the grid. HAZARD – Driving slowly with misfire. HAZARD – Driving slowly with puncture. HAZARD – Safety Car or Red Flags spotted.

Both the Multi-mode Rain light and Dual coloured Rain Light come with a 3 position toggle switch gives the driver 3 modes of operation:

OFF, ON or HAZARD FLASHING

V8 SUPERCARS CASE STUDY

V8 Supercars Australia tasked Cartek with developing a Rain Light that not only met the latest FiA Specifications but that would also include a Hazard Amber warning function as a serious Start Line accident could have been prevented. See below.

This Hazard warning function would light up when the cars PDM unit would recognise when the car has stalled – alerting all the drivers around that the car has a problem. See the Dual coloured Rain Light in action:

CHOICE OF RAIN LIGHTS

Cartek produce 4 different versions of the FiA Rain Light in both Horizontal and Vertical mountings. Click on the Images to see how they work:

STATIC

One mode of operation –

Static On/Off

‘AFTERBURNER’

Two selectable modes –

Brake Light On/Off
Flashing On/Off (4Hz)

MULTI-MODE

Three selectable modes –

Static On/Off

Flashing On/Off (4Hz)

Hazard warning

Comes with 3 Position Toggle Switch

Suitable for F3

DUAL COLOURED

Two selectable modes –

Static On/Off

Amber Hazard warning

Comes with 3 Position Toggle Switch

Designed for V8 Supercars Australia

TECHNICAL DETAILS

SIZE: 90mm X 58mm

WEIGHT: 145g

CONSTRUCTION: ONE-PIECE SOLID RESIN MOULDING

LIGHTING: 15 x 10mm MULTI-CIP LED’S, 5X3 FORMATION, 40CM² AREA

INTENSITY: 250CD STRAIGHT AHEAD, 200CD@10 DEG UP, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT (UNIVERSAL ORIENTATION)

MOUNTING: TWO M6 STAINLESS STEEL STUDS

ELECTRICAL: 9V-16V, 290mA @ 13.5V = 3.3W (STATIC),150mA @ 13.5V= 1.8W (FLASHING)

WHERE TO BUY

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Contact

CARTEK AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS LTD

Unit 25, Mitchell Point
Ensign Way, Hamble
Southampton, SO31 4RF
United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)2380 457747
Email: info@cartekmotorsport.com

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